Prevalence of unjustified emergency department x-ray examinations
Prevalence of unjustified emergency department x-ray examinations
Document number : 217241
Created by: Marnie Rawle, 2017-06-25
Last revised by: Marnie Rawle, 2017-06-26
Document created in: James Cook University

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1. Summary

Abstract for the general public

Medical imaging requests must justify the risk of ionising radiation against the benefit of the examination. Up to 77% of diagnostic medical imaging examinations are considered inappropriate or unnecessary. This project will
investigate the rate of unjustified examinations that are performed at a regional hospital.

Co-worker

Alison Pighills
Occupational Therapist, JCU Mackay
Description of the role in this project:
co investigator

Workplaces involved in this project

information Added workplaces
Health Care - Health care providers - Queensland Health - Mackay Hospital and Health Service - Mackay Base Hospital - Investigative services - Radiology

3. Ethics and information for classification purposes

Waiver of the need for individual consent

A waiver of the need for individual consent is given by a HREC

Date commenced

2017-01-16

Prevalence of unjustified emergency department x-ray examinations, from James Cook University
http://au.researchweb.org/is/jcu/document/217241